Study Abroad at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand

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AUT University is the second largest University in New Zealand and is among the fastest growing. 4,000 international students from 85+ countries flock to campus each year and there are three unique campuses all within Auckland. AUT is accredited by the New Zealand government and offers personal and interactive classroom settings. AUT also boasts the highest graduate employment rate out of all the universities in New Zealand. Come check it out for yourself!

AUT accepts international students twice per year: in March and July. You may apply as a College Freshman, but at the time of application, you must have a high school diploma and a 1500 SAT score. Alternatively, Sophomores and above are welcome to apply for an exchange.

AUT offers a broad range of courses:
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Collaborative Creative Technologies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Event Management
  • Foreign Languages & Culture
  • Law
  • Sciences (including Social)
  • Public Policy
  • Design (Fashion, Textiles, Product, Digital, Graphic)
  • Sports & Recreation

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Reviews

92%
based on 205 reviews
  • Academics 7
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 7.6
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.4
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Stefan
9/10

I have evolved as a professional and as a person

I have studied Computer Science for at AUT for one semester in 2016 and also included a business paper in my courses. All of the papers I selected improved my knowledge as a professional and put an emphasis on acedemic writing and critical thinking. One paper in particular, Distributed and Mobile Systems, was very challenging, but I've gained a variety of new skills, such as website and mobile application development.

The staff in the international office, the lecturers and other people involved in AUT's campus life were always very helpful, social, commited and friendly. I liked the facilities, notably the AUT library, masjid, and the appartment in the Wellesly Student Appartment complex (WSA). However, I have to mention that the heaters didn't keep my room warm during the colder months.

Auckland and New Zealand are perfect destinations for traveling. I have pretty much covered all of NZ during my time here and recommend visiting the Waitomo Caves, Queenstown, Milford Sound and wellington.

The university also offered a weeked filled with Maori culture: the Noho Marae. I learned so much about the history, idols, dances, songs and food of the country's natives. Since it took place in the second week of studies, it was the perfect opportunity to get to know fellow international students and form friendships and get involved in a community early on. If you get the chance, don't miss out on it!

To become better as an individual and enjoy a supportive enviroment, AUT is the place to go.

Yes, I recommend
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Maria
9/10

Great semester

I studied abroad at AUT in the science programme. I was really happy with my programme, as I there were fewer lectures than I was used too from my home university, but more individual assignments. Furthermore, I loved that there were as many lab sessions as theoretical sessions. I was happy to do my assignments in the common areas at the school, as it is a really chill environment. My start at the university could not be any better. AUT was great at arranging events for international students to get to know each other. One of those events was the Noho Marae weekend, where we stayed the weekend in the Marae. Here we got to know the maori culture in a very fun way with great people, food and entertaining. I would defiantly attend both this weekend, but also a semester at AUT if I got the chance!

Yes, I recommend
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Pete
9/10

AUT Study Abroad

If you are looking to go abroad and just meet good people then New Zealand is the place for you. AUT offers a range of different courses, on different campuses which allows you to see all the different areas of Auckland. As a Sport and Recreation student I was studying at the North Shore Campus and living at the Akoranga Student Village. The opportunities and facilities for inter-faculty and social sport were second to none. The staff and RA's at ASV did everything they could to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. I was able to make friends with people from all over the world, although the kiwis were obviously the best. I would recommend AUT to absolutely anyone!

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
10/10

A New Home

I decided to study abroad alone— I was the only student from my home university & city. Despite how scared I was to go abroad, it ended up being a life changing experience. It was in Auckland that I met life-long friends, build amazing relationships, discovered the beautiful city of Auckland, the raw and untouched beauty of New Zealand, and got to travel all over South East Asia and Polynesian islands, all while discovering myself.
The small and personal classroom size, coupled with living with other international and local students was amazing— I felt welcomed and connected with the Maori culture. In fact, 2 courses I was enrolled in (International Noho Marea & Te Ara Pou Leadership) were two cultural classes that opened my eyes and welcomed me to the NZ culture.
I got to explore the city thanks to AUT's central location. From the food, culture, people, warm teachers, and friendly community, I can say that I found a home all the way across the world. Thanks AUT for the amazing seamster and I hope to be back soon!

How can this program be improved?
Living with first years is a little hard— our maturity level is very different. Maybe an international floor (or strictly third year floor) would be super cool!
Yes, I recommend
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Louise
9/10

An amazing opportunity

As a digital media student at AUT studying two different courses, I found both the theoretical and the practical parts very interesting and educational! Furthermore, I got the opportunity to work as an intern at a media company in Auckland. Having the opportunity to study AND work with what I love would have been very difficult to have achieved back home. Studying in the heart of Auckland is definitely something I will recommend and if you have the slightest interest in gaining some extra knowledge and experience... do an internship. You will not regret it!

Yes, I recommend
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Eddy
8/10

Study at AUT

You would probably get lots of memorable experience for being in New Zealand and studying in AUT in Auckland. There is a diverse culture in this society, so you can make friends with different backgrounds and cultures. This is not only widen your horizon, but also learn to live in a global village. Moreover, AUT is located in the Central Auckland, it is extremely convenient for you to get there and enjoy walking around this city. If you face any difficulties, the school gives us much support as well. Enjoy school life and the stunning view in NZ!

Yes, I recommend
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Meghan
9/10

AUT City Campus

A lot of people will tell you that Auckland isn't the real New Zealand, but it's a great place to go to school. AUT is right in the middle of the city, so it's within walking distance to the waterfront, restaurants, parks, and even the buses and car rental places so you can travel outside of Auckland on the weekends. I couldn't have asked for a better location. The school has small classes and I even had a class in the marae. All in all, it was an amazing experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Felix
9/10

International Experience

Not only AUT but also New Zealand was a incredible experience for me to explore a new culture, being far away from home and explore a beautiful nature. Staying in the center of Auckland was the best choice I could make in a not very populated but large country. The University cares a lot about their interenational students and their well-being. E-Mails are getting answered right away, partys and social gatherings were organized and you have always somebody to talk to.
Other than that, I was able to participate in the Te Ara Pou leadership course and the Noho Maraer weekend, which taught me a lot about the Maori culture.

Yes, I recommend
Ellisiv
9/10

My experiense of my courses at AUT

I had two different courses here at AUT + an Internship. As a Public Health student I found it very interesting to get other peoples views and opinions on how public health should be looked at and viewed in my Lifestyle Diseases class. I got a lot more knowledge about nutrition and athletes in my Sport and Exercise Nutrition class, and I loved that we also had lab assignments to do. My internship was nothing but amazing and I will def. recomand this to others. Last but not least; the Noho Marae weekend! Waow! Best weekend, met heaps of wonderful friends(and whanau), and I cant wait too see many of them back home in Bergen this September!

Yes, I recommend
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Sylvia
9/10

Amazing New Zealand

I had a great time knowing people from all over the world. When I just arrived, I have to tell I didn't understand a word because of the accent, I have to accept that I thought I won't survive because nobody would understand me and I didn't understand either... Afortunately that changed in 2 or 3 weeks, and I love the New Zealand English accent. I started dating a half Maori half Irish and had a great time listening how he thought México was, hilarious! I traveled to the South Island and omg! Once I even cried because I couldn't believe how beautiful it was! I just love New Zealand and after 6 years I can't get over it...

How can this program be improved?
It would have been awesome if scholarships for short periods were available
Yes, I recommend
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Vanessa
10/10

Adventure

While staying at AUT I was able to experience a lot of different cultures. I didn't just experience New Zealanders. My greatest adventure was that they cared for their environment so much that there was en entire island off the grid. I was welcomed to the island and showed another way of living. The owner of the hotel was nice enough to explain how the island survived. We rented a car and drove all over it. The other tiny towns were welcoming and beautiful. The locals even offered my friend a job if he wanted to move there.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to have the program hold events not just for people in the program but others as well as a way to get us talking and meeting other people in our area incase some people were shy.
Yes, I recommend
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Lauren
9/10

AUT Study Abroad

AUT is very much a city school right in the heart of Auckland. I lived with 4 international roommates and met so many more because of that. Living in this setting was great because I did not travel through a proper program, before coming to AUT. I am forever grateful for my time in New Zealand it changed the way I look at the world. I will definitely be back!

How can this program be improved?
There was not much of an orientation. It would be helpful to have more things set up to acclimate international students.
Yes, I recommend
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Willem
9/10

Super international uni

I studied in Auckland and followed some great classes. But above all I had the time to meet people from all over the world. I have friends now in many countries and continents. The most special thing about AUT is that after graduating I am still in contact with my friend. I regularly meet them or at least some of them. AUT even helps to improve it by letting someone organise reunions in Europe and America. This time shaped my life, life changing.

How can this program be improved?
I had realy good relationships eith the teachers, at the end of my studies I even got a hug from the dean of my faculty. However what I would like to have improved, and what is different from studying in the Netherlands is the number of tests: only twice a year, for people like me, more test are better to keep up the studying.
Yes, I recommend
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Clare
8/10

Change your life!

I wanted to see more than just what work and study had to offer - and this was just the program - it literally changed my life!!! I met people I still call family and still call Glasgow my second home. It was the international student program at my Glasgow university that made all the difference - those trips will remain treasured memories forever.

How can this program be improved?
More preparation for the difference in academic study styles would have been great. I wanted to learn about life - but almost felt it was at the expense of my academics as their structure was just so different!
Yes, I recommend
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Silke
10/10

Great experience

Studying abroad at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is great! You meet a lot of nice people and you have a lot of fun! I also recommend living at the Student Apartments from AUT which is really close to university and also offer many activities.

Yes, I recommend

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AUT University was established in 1895 and has transitioned from an excellent polytechnic to become a world ranked university. We are New Zealand’s third largest and fastest growing university – positioned in the top 5% of Universities...